Knockout football is back! Get ready for the return of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League

The Champions League resumes with the round of 16 and it's the stage of the last 32 in the Europa League, with every game exclusively on BT Sport.

By George Mills Published: 15 February 2021 - 5.57pm

It’s that time again!

Following a lengthy break, the Champions League and Europa League knockout stages burst into life and we’ve got every game exclusively live on BT Sport.

With some scintillating ties featuring the biggest sides on the continent, we’ll bring you every second of the action right here.

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Proceedings kick off with a bang on Tuesday night as struggling Premier League champions Liverpool look to get their season back on track against last year’s semi-finalists RB Leipzig.

The other tie on Tuesday, one of the most eye-catching fixtures of the round, sees Barcelona face Paris Saint-Germain in a rerun of their stunning 2017 knockout encounter.

The French giants, beaten finalists in last year’s edition of the tournament, will be out for revenge having been victims of a dramatic 6-1 defeat four years ago that saw them lose the tie 6-5 on aggregate.

On Wednesday, serial Europa League winners Sevilla take on Borussia Dortmund hoping to prove they can leave a lasting impression on Europe’s top club competition.

Champions League broadcast details

Check out our What's On page to find out full channel and coverage information for all of the last 16 ties.

Julian Lopetegui’s men qualified for the Round of 16 handily, just behind group winners Chelsea, and will fancy their chances against a Dortmund side struggling for form at present.

Die Borussen are winless in their last six league games and are way off the Bundesliga title pace - can Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland restore pride at the Westfalenstadion?

Then, Cristiano Ronaldo aims to keep his dreams of matching Paco Gento’s six Champions League winners’ medals alive as Juventus face Porto on Wednesday night.

One week later Chelsea face Atletico Madrid as new Blues boss Thomas Tuchel faces the first real big test of his tenure.

Defending champions Bayern Munich aim to keep their dreams of securing back-to-back titles alive in a potentially tricky encounter against Lazio, while Real Madrid also face a dangerous trip to Atalanta to take on Serie A’s most exciting team.

Champions League guide

Read match previews for the first four last 16 ties taking place this week.

And in the final first leg ties, Pep Guardiola’s insatiable Manchester City take on a fearless, young Borussia Monchengladbach helmed by one of Europe’s rising managerial stars, Marco Rose.

If you miss any of the games live, our Highlights Show will air on both Wednesday 17 February, wrapping up the first week’s action, and seven days later on Wednesday 24.

The hour-long show will air on BT Sport 2 HD and follow on from that night’s match, covering all the drama from the four matches taking place each week.

In the Europa League, Manchester United face Real Sociedad in the David Moyes derby as two of the Scotsman’s former teams go head-to-head in the Round of 32.

Sociedad have been impressive performers domestically this season, sitting fifth in La Liga, while United’s recent struggles in the Premier League are well documented; Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be only too aware of the potential threat of an early Europa League exit.

Europa League broadcast details

Check out our What's On page to find out full channel and coverage information for all of the last 32 ties.

Tottenham will be looking to the Europa League for a welcome distraction from their domestic struggles too as they face Austria’s Wolfsberger AC, while Leicester travel to the Czech Republic to take on Slavia Praha.

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal renaissance will undergo a thorough examination when they take on Portuguese giants Benfica in the pick of the ties involving British interest.

The Gunners were faultless in qualifying for the knockout stages of the tournament but face a significant step up in quality when they take on Jorge Jesus’ men with a place in the last 16 at stake.

Europa League guide

Read match previews for the first leg ties involving each of the British teams.

And last but by no means least, Steven Gerrard’s dominant Rangers outfit look to continue their incredible season with victory against Royal Antwerp – who beat Spurs in the group stage of this year’s tournament.

With all that, plus a feast of other midweek European football to sink your teeth into, BT Sport is the only place you need to be for your fix of blockbuster drama from the Champions League and Europa League.

When are the games on?

The Champions League begins on Tuesday 16 February with the opening two first leg ties of the Round of 16.

The following night sees two more teams in action before the final eight teams complete their first leg ties on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24.

Europa League football returns to BT Sport with the Round of 32 first leg ties taking place on Thursday 18 February.

The return legs will be played the following week on Thursday 25 February.

For full details, check out our What's On page for TV channels and times for each Champions League and Europa League match.

How can I watch the games?

As ever, BT Sport will broadcast action from the Champions League and Europa League exclusively live across our channels.

Subscribers watching on our digital platforms can also follow the games via the revolutionary Enhanced Video Player on the award-winning BT Sport app or

And don't forget, with our new Watch Together functionality on the BT Sport app you can enjoy the matches in the comfort of your own home while watching with friends or family.

Full broadcast information is available on the BT Sport TV Guide.